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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from hate crime and violence against women and girls, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 24 results for crime type "Terrorism" & area "CPS"

Man from Bradford found guilty of terrorism offences

An insurance clerk from Bradford has been found guilty of nine terrorism offences, including entering funding arrangements, fundraising and possession of articles for terrorist purposes.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man from London convicted of posting video which glorified terrorism

A man has been convicted of posting a Daesh video glorifying extremist Islamist beliefs on a private Facebook group.

Sabbir Miah, 29, was found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey today of disseminating a terrorist publication on 14 June last year.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS authorised charges against Aine Davis

A spokesperson for the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division said:  “The CPS authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Aine Leslie Junior Davis for terrorism offences in 2014, and after being deported to England by Turkish authorities, he has been arrested at Luton

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS authorises charges against armed Windsor Castle intruder

The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Jaswant Singh Chail with offences after he was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 25 December 2021 carrying a crossbow.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Two right wing extremist group members sentenced for attempting to print 3D weapons

Two members of an extreme fascist group have been sentenced for terror offences after attempting to manufacture component parts for a firearm using a 3D printer.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Member of proscribed group jailed for three years

A member of National Action, a proscribed Neo-Nazi terror group has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment, with an extended period on licence of 12 months, after pleading guilty to membership of a proscribed organisation contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Co-founder of right-wing terror group convicted

The co-founder of National Action, a small and secretive right-wing group which espoused hateful violent rhetoric, has been convicted of being a member of a proscribed organisation.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Mosque attendee convicted of encouraging terrorism

UPDATE: Abubaker Deghayes was sentenced today [21 April 2022] to four years' imprisonment, plus one further year which he will spend on licence. A mosque attendee has been convicted of encouraging terrorism in a speech he made at Brighton Mosque. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATE: Man who fatally stabbed MP Sir David Amess sentenced to whole-life tariff

A man who fatally stabbed MP Sir David Amess at his constituency surgery has been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Violent crime , CPS News

White supremacist jailed over antisemitic COVID claims

A white supremacist who stirred up racial hatred by printing and delivering leaflets, and posting online false claims that Jewish people were behind a Coronavirus hoax, controlled the media and were evil, has been sentenced to more than eight years' imprisonment, with an extended four-year licence.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Hate crime , CPS News

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Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

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Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
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Telephone: 020 3300 3531

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Telephone: 020 3357 0724

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Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Nazia Dewji
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Telephone: 020 3357 1994

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

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Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

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Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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